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Because the thread that had his last post has been removed, I will reproduce it here:
Originally Posted by This space for rent
Hmmm...wow, I'm winning!
My wife says something like this about once a month "You always have to be right!* But....you usually are.* Dammit"
One of the things I've enjoyed most about retirement is having the time and the resources to learn a lot of things, do a lot of things myself that I used to pay people to do (or didnt even know about), and especially sharing that knowledge with others.
Considering that three years ago when I first came here, I was an active individual stock trader, didnt own any index funds and only a few non-vanguard mutual funds, was convinced active trading was the right idea, and wasnt a real hard core LBYM'er...I'd say that i've not only been wrong about a lot but I've adapted and changed based on many of the things I've heard here.
So is the issue here that someone with a knowledge and opinion set that they're willing to vigorously share and defend is a bad thing?* What does that say about the emotional development of the plaintiff?
Looking at it on the whole, I've been personally attacked in the middle of discussing ideas, I've had people invent things to pick on that I never said, and i've had people take a minority statement from my posts and derail the discussion into an attempt to make something I said wrong.
Are those the beneficial and positive activities that I should take up rather than defending and questioning ideas?
I usually try two or three times to point out where I think a 'miss' is occuring in a discussion, yet subsequent comments make it seem that my attempts to resolve a conflict are not being read.* I dont think i've ever 'thrown the first punch' or made personal attacks on someone when discussing a difference of reasoned opinion, unless i've been attacked first.
What I definitely have a problem with is letting go of a sour unproductive discussion, usually with someone who has little to offer the community other than trite comments, embarassing naive discourses and/or demonstrations of poor social skills.
This is really somewhat troubling.* I always thought that at the end of the day, no matter how much fur flied, we mostly liked and respected each other.* Clearly that was an optimistic perspective that didnt have two full sides.
I think that me and my hat full of **** will go find something else to do.
You all take care.
No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA
Well, he's been checking the board, but maybe you could attach the image to a PM!
Did we ever get an answer to what's in that JPEG's dialogue balloon?
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I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Yeah, it's not good losing CFB from the forum.* Although if it serves as an excuse to roll out the boob pictures one more time, then it ain't all bad, but we can't afford to lose the knowledge, wisdom, good looks, and clever pictures CFB brings to the table.* To be honest, many times I suspected that CFB was the mysterious "other guy" with the 170 IQ.
So come back CFB--whatever the issue I know you can rise above it and be our fuzzy bunny again.
Oh yeah----Just remember when you do come back you've got to go through that wussie introduction crap all over again cause we ain't cuttin you no slack.
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